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We love this Dino Dan show, and would love to check out DVD's of the episodes from Nickelodeon TV. Thank you.
Dino Dan
Nickelodeon TV
Where you saw it: 
on TV It's a nickelodeon show

Suggest to buy this Children DVD: Preschool prep Meet the letter sounds DVD

Suggest to buy this Children DVD: Preschool prep company: Meet the Phonics Series--Meet the letter sounds DVD

Thank you to our Creative Writing Instructor, Linda Papa!

The Canton Public Library would like to thank Linda Papa for 3 years of excellence in teaching. Linda, an instructor at University of Detroit Mercy, has been teaching our creative writing class for teens for the past 3 Summers. This class emphasizes free expression with a focus on artistic creation. Linda's patience and love for writing and teaching makes this a very popular program each summer. Over the next few weeks look for audio recordings of stories the students created in the class.


I've checked the local libraries - even the inter-library site. Canton Library has a book on order:A CRACK IN EVERYTHING. I'd be interested in the CD copy. Is it possible for me to request the book from the Canton Library. I live in Plymouth. Thank you. Mary Lou Horner

Digital Camera for Beginners

Why can't I find the above mentioned class in "Computer Skills" on the events catalog for October 8 @9:30 a.m.?

Senior Citizens Programs-Events

I have parents in their 80's, and I would like to know if the library has any programs/events for senior citizens. Also, would they be able to attend since they are in the Farmington Library district (Canton library has no stairs and this would allow them ease of use of a library) Thank you for your assistance.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: A Visual Dictionary

Two copies of this book were ordered April 1 of this year. Can you check and let me know what has happened to prevent their arrival? My son Elijah has been the first requester for months, and we are wondering when the book will come in. Thanks very much, Elizabeth Quan

Murder Will Out: The Godfather of Goth

John Cusack will portray Edgar Allan Poe, the "godfather of goth" in the upcoming movie The raven. Author Edgar Allan Poe forms a reluctant partnership with a police detective to catch a murderer who kills his victims by following elements of Poe's stories. Alice Eve plays Poe's love interest, Alice, and Luke Evans plays the police detective. The film is directed by James McTeigue. The raven is due in the theaters in March 2012.

Connect Your Summer 2011 Survey


2011 Manga Drawing Contest Winners

We had over 60 people enter our 2011 contest with some amazing, beautiful art! This year's theme was "World Cultures", and kudos to everyone who incorporated it into their drawings! So many people deserved recognition, but we had to limit ourselves to 3 winners for each age group and a few honorable mentions. Take a look at all of 2011 manga entries to see the honorable mentions and all the other fantastic artwork! Here are the winners:

5-6 Grade

1st Place — Daydreaming by sydney Jiang, grade 6

2nd Place — TheGrandfather of Nature by Bolin Li, grade 6

3rd Place — Goddes Durga by anika Patel, grade 6

7-9 Grade

1st Place — A New Queen by Natalie Liu, grade 8

2nd Place — Untitled by Stephanie Yim, grade 8

3rd Place — Masked at Mardi Gras! by ALice Wu, grade 7

10-12 Grade

1st Place — Spring Blossoms by Lauro Luo, grade 12

2nd Place — Springtime by Angela Wang, grade 12

3rd Place — Untitled by Jia Hui Rue, grade 11

Poet Laureate for 2011-12

Via the Detroit News:

Philip Levine, a former Detroit autoworker and product of Detroit Public has been named the U.S. Poet Laureate for 2011-12.

Levine, 83, who graduated from Central High School (1946) and Wayne State University (1950), left Detroit in the 1950s to study in Iowa. While he has lived for years in Fresno, Calif., his poetry often has been anchored in the city of his birth and his working-class Jewish roots.

Levine will be the 18th poet laureate and was chosen by the Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington. "His plainspoken lyricism has, for half a century, championed the art of telling 'The Simple Truth' — about working in a Detroit auto factory, as he has, and about the hard work we do to make sense of our lives," said Billington in a statement.

Things a Civil War Soldier Carried

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of America's Civil War. On display at the Canton Public Library is a replica of what a Union soldier would wear and carry on the battlefield. This uniform is on loan to us from Mr. David Tennies, a local historian and reenactor who portrays Michigan's Senator Jacob M. Howard at historical events.


Always pleased with the library. Thrilled to find 95% of what I am looking for. Staff members are very helpful, and I am always impressed when I come in. Please keep up the good work, and I will remain a loyal patron.

Beauty Queens

Beauty Queens, is author Libba Bray's newest book. If you have read anything by Libba Bray (Going Bovine, The Sweet Far Thing, A Great And Terrible Beauty) you already know she is a master with words. Her newest book is perfect for anyone who ever wanted to be a Beauty Queen, as well as those who don't. This book is filled with mystery, suspense, and romance, and will not disappoint.

self-checkout using driver licence

Provide ability to check out books by using driver licence on self-checkout.

hand dryers

The hand dryer in the women's bathroom is obnoxious sounding & too loud...deafening actually. Please fix, replace, or remove & add paper towels. Thank you!

Hold Didn't Work??

i put a hold on divergent by veronica roth, actually i was the one who suggested the library buy it. we got an email that said it was ready for pickup, so we went to the library but it wasn't there! i just want 2 inform u that now i probably have to wait another 2 months or so 2 get it, and i really wanted it :(. but that really isnt the problem, i just wanted 2 let u know there might b a problem with ur requesting form on the website. thanks for ur time! :)

I entered the Art Contest!

The title is We The People: An American Culture.

Read a book

I read Henry Aaron's Dream. It was about how Henry never gave up on his dream nomatter what anyone said.